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 I am familiar witht he ClearChoice Dental Implant Centers across the country, in particluar, the one in Overland Park, KS.  They are a "one stop" implant center.  The doctors there are at the top of their field, and an advantage is that you have all of the specialists that will be working with you in the same place.  That would have to make communication easier between doctors.  They usually offer seminars for patients and I think, offer free consultations, which is always worthwhile.

  If you chose to go the other way, some Prosthodontists will place and restore the implants themselves. In other cases, an Oral Surgeon or Periodontist will place the implant and a Prosthodontist or General Dentist restores it.   Fees can vary quite a bit from office to office and with the different options for restorative materials.  Some offer free consultations, for others, they charge a fee that might be applied to any future treatment in some cases.

The first step is to schedule a few consultations with different providers, which it sounds like you've already done.

The most important factors when deciding which practitioner to work with:
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.1.  You should feel comfortable asking your doctor any questions so that you have a good understanding of the procedure itself, healing time and long-terem outcome, and possible complications.  Write down a list of questions and take them with you to the consultation.

2.  Ask about the experience of the practitioner. How many similiar procedures have they completed?  Have they had any major complications with any cases?  Ask to see photos if possible.

3..Figure out if it works out better for your schedule, to go to a "one stop" provider or to separate providers for the placement and the restoration of the implants.

4. Follow your instincts.  If you feel rushed, didn't get direct answers to your questions, didn't communicate well or had any other negative feelings, this probably isn't the doctor for you.

5. Consider insurance coverage and financing options.  If your dental plan covers implants and it is important to you to use a preferred provider, you will want to check your list.  Many times, insurance does not cover implants, or at least not all of the steps.  You may want to inquire about payment and financing options.

I hope this at least helps you feel a little less confused and a little more directed. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can be of further help.
Sincerely,
Beth L. Gehring,DDS, PC
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, Mo 64015
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As a  Dentist, I am sorry to hear about your denture nightmare and I know how frustrating that can be.  I am surprised that your doctor wasn't willing to work with you on some type of solution.  A few options would be either remaking the dentures once more,  or offering to return some of the money and have you return the dentures.   Unfortunately, the doctor has put in a lot of their time and lab expenses, but the patient also  has time and money invested.  You might try sending a letter re-explaining the problems you hand and offering an acceptible and fair solution.  Be sure to keep a copy of it and any correspondence you receive from the Dental Office.  In the event that you don't get anywhere, you have documentation of the problem. 

At any point in the process, did they have you sign something saying you were happy with the denture set up?  Some practitioners will document the patient's acceptance at the try-in appointment, before the denture is processed.  At that time, changes in tooth arrangement, size and color can be made with minimal lab expense. 

If the letter doesn't get you anywhere, you might try going to the governing body of the dental profession in your area.  I am a dentist in Blue Springs, Missouri, USA.  Here, we have the Missouri Dental Board  (or the Dental Division of the Missouri Department of Professional Registration.)  This is the entity that licenses us to perform our professional duties in our state.  They often have a process to file complaints against a provider if you were unable to resolve the problem yourself.   After your complaint is received, they will contact the doctor to get their side of the story, then try to mediate a solution between the two parties.  

As far as a new set of dentures, you might seek out the services of a Prosthodontist (specializes in dentures and removable appliances - extra training and certification beyond general dentistry) or go to a local dental school.  The students are supervised and checked off at each step by professionals.  Most dental schools also treat patients through their faculty practices, and you can often get the services of a specialist at a lower price. 

I hope this information is helpful to your situation, and I wish you well. 

Beth Gehring, DDS
816 NW Vesper
Blue Springs, MO  64015  USA
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This was the worst dental practice I have ever encountered. Their "free" exam cost me $550.00. This consisted of full mouth x-rays and a supposed deep cleaning of my
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. Having had this procedure prior, Aspens was nothing more than a regular cleaning. Coming back for a second cleaning, I was told that I had periodontal disease and my $39.00 expected charge would be $139.00. Again, I received nothing more than a regular cleaning. After my initial visit, I had been sent to a periodontist for (needed) dental work. The periodontist, who was excellent, never told me I had periodontal disease and just requested I get normal cleaning on a regular basis. I feel sorry for people that continue to go to this practice as the only "excellent" part of this practice is their apparent ability to overcharge.
- fred R.
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I didn't expect much between the damage and my body's history of difficulty healing. It wasn't easy to say the least but Dr.
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never gave up. Hip graph to face resulted in an unexpected extended hospital stay and he came in over the weekend just to check on me. He was patient with my body scheduling next steps with extra time in between. He thought steps ahead (for the incase moments). My smile is back and better than I remember.
- Kathryn D.
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She is an excellent dentist and thorough. Her office staff is outstanding and they work so efficiently as a team to service the patients. I've lived all over the US and establishing medical support is a major
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- nancy P.
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She's very meticulous in making it fit just right. Her personality is so kind and gentle that having work done is not something you would dread. She always wants things to be just right for you. She gives you options to choose from and never pressures you to do things. You just sort of know that she's looking out for you. She's a very experienced prosthodontics specialist looking for the best answer for you .
- Janice E.
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perform all the procedures as expected; offered advises and follow-ups. He is open to questions and very professional. His staff is friendly as well. Billing is main concern; even with insurance, the inform me of the "expected" out of pocket, but when the bill arrives, the difference is significant and you end up paying much more.
- Miquel S.
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Marvelous, Stupendous....Surprisingly Wonderful!!!! I went in to see Dr.
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regarding a poorly done 5-6 yr. old crown from an other dentist, so I had much more concern in choosing the RIGHT dentist, for the next one in replacing it-this time! My fist contact of delight was with
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on the phone. She spent the time needed to answer my questions, and made me feel important, and not rushed-I called more than once.

Next came the wonderful experience of Amber, (Dr.
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's assistant) also spending much time with me & my questions, (& I always have many!) and not rushing me either. After reading all the reviews on Angie's List, and then his website, Dr.
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FAR EXCEEDED ANY of my expectations! He spent so much time in teaching me about the newer E4d machine, & all involved, and all my concerns. I have NEVER been to such a fantastic dental office, with such a (complete) wonderful team!!! I can't wait to get my new crown, and get my cleaning by
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! I'm told she is extremely thorough!!! YAY!



P.S. as I was leaving, I asked a very old gentleman about his experience here? He said that "it's the best he's EVER had!!" He added that, "I can't wait till the next tooth problem-so I can come back!" WOOO!! I know what he means!



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- Jeannot G.
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is a wonderful caring dentist. He goes the extra mile to make sure you are comfortable and pain free. He did a personal follow up after the procedure. His staff is delightful and very helpful. His dental hygienist is very personable and makes for a pleasant (almost fun) visti! I have been to a number of dentists over the years and I would have to rank this one as one of my top 2. High praise indeed!
- Bren F.
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The staff were very courteous and helpful to me and my children. They were kind and explained everything that they were doing. The clinic manager was very helpful with showing me different routes that I can take to take care of one of my kid's problem teeth. I will be returning with the kids and will be recommending their services to everyone that I know.
- Kita S.

Dentists in Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Armphy Galloway DDS

300 Hollywood Blvd SE
Fort Walton Beach

Arnold Gangwisch DMD

530 Florida Ave.
Lynn Haven

Arthur Merkle DDS,DMD

9 Yacht Club Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Bakker, Dr. Jos J.

31 Perry Ave SE
Fort Walton Beach

Barnes, Dr. Terence D.

838 W James Lee Blvd
Crestview

Barry, Dr. Steven C.

1455 S Ferdon Blvd
Crestview

Bartlett, Dr. Katherine

208 Hospital Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Bartruff, Dr. J Brent

930 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Bay Dental Center

45 E Beach Dr
Panama City

Bay Medical Center

615 N Bonita Ave
Panama City

Bayer, Dr. Peter F.

220 Hollywood Blvd SE
Fort Walton Beach

Berry, Dr. Stephen E.

2406 St Andrews Blvd
Panama City

Bludau, Dr.Eric

42 Business Centre Dr
Miramar Beach

Bluewater Bay Dental

4400 Hwy 20 E
Niceville

Bowers III, Dr.K. Douglas

106 Wright Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

Bowers, Dr. K Douglas

151 Mary Esther Blvd
Fort Walton Beach

Boyd Gage DDS

1 Woodham Ave
Fort Walton Beach

Boyd, Dr. William G. Jr

1 Woodham Ave
Fort Walton Beach

Bright Smiles Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

208 Hospital Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Broutin, Dr. Olivier

4400 Hwy 20 E
Niceville

Buttram, Dr. J. Randal

2929 Hwy 77
Panama City

Carol Merkle DMD

9 Yacht Club Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Cedar Pearl Dental Office

222 Cedar Ave
Crestview

Charles T Hunter DDS

2620 Jenks Ave
Panama City

Chase, Dr. Justine K.

4506 E Highway 20
Niceville

Chen, Dr. Sharon S.

136 Partin Dr N
Niceville

Christian Stanford DMD

308 Mrcl Str Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

Clark, Dr. Tony D.

526 Mary Esther Cut Off NW
Fort Walton Beach

Cogley, Dr. Van S.

3 Vine Ave NE
Fort Walton Beach

Collias, Dr. John C.

544 Magnolia Ave
Panama City

Community Health Center Bay County

2309 E 15th St
Panama City

Cook Family Dentistry, PA

2441 US Highway 98 W
Santa Rosa Beach

Crestview Family Dentistry

101 East 4th Ave
Crestview

D'Pure LLC

129 Palm Harbour BLVD.
Panama City Beach

David Pete Windham, DMD

5701 Hickory St
Panama City

David Russell DDS,DMD,MS

14 Racetrack Rd NW
Fort Walton Beach

Davis, Dr. Sonny

201 Eglin Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach

De Moya, Dr. Margherita G.

1013 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Defuniak Springs Family Dental

1299 US Hwy 90 W
Defuniak Springs

Doron Bresler DDS

1634 Peter Ct
Fort Walton Beach

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dr davis

201 Eglin Pkwy SE
Fort Walton Beach

Dr Scott Heitzmann

514 Florida Ave
Lynn Haven

Dr. Allen and Dr. Grimes

136 Staff Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Dr. Kristin Shinnick

208 Hospital Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Dr. Michael Grimes

136 Staff Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Dr. Sharon S. Chen, DDS PA

136 Partin Dr N
Niceville

E A Tillman

285 N Ferdon Blvd
Crestview

Elbert Davis DMD

362 Beal Pkwy NW
Fort Walton Beach

Elizabeth Newell DDS

106 Wright Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

Elzawahry, Dr. Tamam

1560 Jenks Ave
Panama City

Erin Sutton DMD

931 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Ersoy, Dr. Arzu E.

1560 Jenks Ave
Panama City

Family Dentistry

136 Staff Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Farrugia, Dr. Alan C.

10 Riverwood Dr
Crestview

Fletcher, Dr. Lisa

1 11th Ave
Shalimar

Futrell, Dr. Harry C.

330 W 23rd St
Panama City

Gentle Breeze Family Dentistry

6880 W. Hwy 30A
Santa Rosa Beach

George Keith DMD

300 Hollywood Blvd SE
Fort Walton Beach

George Stone DDS

816 Pinedale Rd
Fort Walton Beach

Gerlecz, Dr. Joseph M.

1138 W 26th St
Lynn Haven

Goodpaster, Dr. Howard

1 11th Ave
Shalimar

Goodreau, Dr. Gregory W.

17350 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Panama City Beach

Grandy, Dr. Michael S.

530 Florida Ave
Lynn Haven

Gregory P Grantham DDS

340 W 23rd St
Panama City

Gulf Dental Center

1560 Jenks Avenue
Panama City

Hablitzel, Dr. Matthew

2309A Saint Andrews Blvd
Panama City

Hall, Dr. Nathaniel C.

4484 Legendary Dr
Destin

Hanle, Dr. David J.

1115 Eglin Pkwy
Shalimar

Harison, Dr. Rex

1615 Harrison Ave
Panama City

Harrison Jr, Dr. Franklin R.

801 Ohio Avenue
Lynn Haven

Harrison, Dr. Reese

801 Ohio Ave
Lynn Haven

Harrison, Dr. William G.

1012 W 11th St
Panama City

Healthcare Connect

495 Grand Blvd.
Miramar Beach

Hencinski, Dr. Mary A.

30 Blueberry Rd
Freeport

Howard Fisher DDS

1755 Lewis Turner Blvd
Fort Walton Beach

Hutchinson, Dr. John D

816 Pinedale Rd
Fort Walton Beach

Jane Woo DDS

136 B Staff Dr. NE
Ft. Walton Beach

John D Hutchinson DDS

816 Pinedale Rd
Fort Walton Beach

Kelly Lebeau DDS

931 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Kennon, Dr. Branch J

2309 Saint Andrews Blvd
Panama City

Kent Brown DMD

136 Staff Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Knapke, Dr. William C.

617 W 23rd St
Panama City

Leah Thompson-Gagnon DMD PA

4550 E Hwy 20
Niceville

Leigh Curtis DDS,DMD,MPH

220 Hollywood Blvd SE
Fort Walton Beach

Lichorwic, Dr. Dennis

4635 Gulfstarr Dr
Destin

Lisa Uyen Le DDS

314 Olympia Ct
Fort Walton Beach

Litvak, Dr. Michael

6105 N Davis Hwy
Pensacola

Lois J Lunderman DDS

395 Valparaiso Pkwy
Valparaiso

Lunderman, Dr. Lois

395 Valparaiso Pkwy
Valparaiso

Marcantonio Dentistry

842 Hwy 20 E
Freeport

Marla Allen DDS

136 Staff Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Marshall, Dr. Chadwick J.

123 Second Street SE
Fort Walton Beach

Matthew, Dr. Hablitzel L.

2309 St Andrews Blvd
Panama City

Merkle & Merkle DDS

9 Yacht Club Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Michael Murray DDS

2507 Harrison Ave
Panama City

Michael O'Donnell DMD

870 Mack Bayou Rd
Santa Rosa Beach

Michelle Getz DMD

406 N Cove Blvd
Panama City

Miramar Beach Dental and Orthodontics

10221 Us Highway 98 W
Miramar Beach

Moore, Dr. Cindy C.

5420 N Lakewood Dr
Panama City

Myers, Dr. Stephen C.

10510 Hutchison Blvd
Panama City Beach

Nabors Family & Cosmetic Dentistry

362 NW Beal Parkway
Fort Walton Beach

Nakaiye, Dr. Roy

222 Cedar Ave
Crestview

Niceville Family Dental Center

908 Palm Blvd S
Niceville

Nick Jazayeri DMD

348 Mrcl Str Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

North Florida Dental Care

1010 Harrison Ave
Panama City

O'Donnell, Dr. Michael T

57 Bruce Ave
Defuniak Springs

Ottley Smiles Dental Center

8117 Navarre Pwy
Navarre

Paramore, Dr. Jolene O.

2240 W 24th St
Panama City

Parkway Dental Associates

17350 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Panama City Beach

Personal Attention Dental Ctr

5701 Hickory St
Panama City

Personal Care Family Dentistry

348 Miracle Strip Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

Pohl, Dr. Douglas F

31 Perry Ave SE
Fort Walton Beach

Ratcliff, Dr. Robert C.

2441 US Hwy 98 W
Santa Rosa Beach

Richard Apps DMD

80A Beal Pkwy NW
Fort Walton Beach

Richardson, Dr. Russell T.

17350 Panama City Beach Pkwy
Panama City Beach

Rodrick Deason DMD

207 Pelham Rd
Fort Walton Beach

Roger Grace DDS

28 Racetrack Rd NW
Fort Walton Beach

Sain, Dr. William O.

1022 Harrison Ave
Panama City

Santa Rosa Beach Dental Dr.Amber Wiebe DMD, MAGD,

4942 Us Highway 98 W
Santa Rosa Beach

Seacrest Dental

5399 E County Highway 30a
Santa Rosa Beach

Seymour, Dr. Jason G.

297 E Hickory Ave
Crestview

Shawn A Mitchell DMD

304 Glen Ave
Valparaiso

Sims, Dr. Roger

222 Cedar Ave
Crestview

Stephen Speck DDS

358 Sudduth Cir NE
Fort Walton Beach

Stubbs Orthodontics

4633 E Hwy 20
Niceville

Thomas Hills DMD

931 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach

Thomas, Richard

102 Alabama St
Crestview

Waheed, Dr. Faris A.

625 W Baldwin Rd
Panama City

Wall, Dr. Derek H.

801 Ohio Ave
Lynn Haven

Walling, Dr. Tara G.

3135 Thomas Dr
Panama City

Welsh, Dr, Susan, M

106 Wright Parkway SW
Fort Walton Beach

Wietekamp, Dr. Gary L.

2407 Saaint Andrews Blvd
Panama City

William Neale DDS

824 Eglin Pkwy NE
Fort Walton Beach

William Preston DDS

816 Pinedale Rd
Fort Walton Beach

William Roark DDS

202 Hospital Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Woo, Dr. Jean

136 Staff Dr NE
Fort Walton Beach

Wright Parkway Dental Center

106 SW Wright Pkwy
Fort Walton Beach

Wright Parkway Dental Center

106 Wright Pkwy SW
Fort Walton Beach

Zapata, Dr. Ralf

908 Palm Blvd S
Niceville

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